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2022

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Latest  events . . .

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide 

Gender Based Violence Conference, online from Northumbria University 

From Colony to Republic: The social history of law in 19th-century Latin America, Oxford and online

Evidentiary Regimes of UN Treaty Bodies: Perspectives from research and practice, Ghent, Belgium – call for papers

Laughing Matters? Humor and Free Speech in the Digital Age, online from Columbia University, New York

Public Law Project: Discrimination law project, online and hybrid events

Can the Law Deliver inclusion?, University of Sussex, Brighton

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Poverty in Scotland 2022, virtual event

Findings from the UK’s largest study on the social impact of COVID-19, webinar

ConnectDNA: Research stakeholder workshops, Manchester, London, Birmingham

The Precarity of Public Space, Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Sutdies and online

Bazaar Governance: Legal Pluralism and Economic Order in Afghanistan’s Money Exchange Market, Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Sutdies and online

Bureaucratic Capacities and Responsible Uses of AI, SCOTLIN event, University of Edinburgh

(En)lightening talk with Jade Kouletakis, Abertay University, online hosted by SCOTLIN 

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

Places in Transition: SLSA Property, People, Power, and Place stream, online meeting

SLSA 2023 University of Ulster: call for papers coming soon


2022 


October

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Poverty in Scotland 2022

Date: 3 October 2022

Venue: virtual event

See website for details.

Findings from the UK’s Largest Study on the Social Impact of COVID-19

Date: 4 October 2022

Venue: online from UCL

This study was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome Trust and UKRI. See website for details.

Book Symposium on Gerry Simpson’s The Sentimental Life of Law

Date: 12 October 2022

Venue: QMUL, London

See website for details.

Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts 2022: Democracy and the Law

Date: 13 October 2022

Venue: Exchange House, Primrose Street, London

Organised by the Public Law Project. See website for details.

Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments: Regulating the “Wild West"

Dates: 13–14 October 2022

Venue: in person at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

See announcement for details.

Laughing Matters? Humor and Free Speech in the Digital Age

Date: 14 October 2022

Venue: online from Columbia University, New York

See website for details of this Global Freedom of Expression event. 

The Precarity of Public Space

Date: 17 October 2022

Venue: Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Sutdies and online

Speaker: Professor Antonia Layard

See announcement for joining details and information about other events in this series.

International Conference on Law and Art in the 19th Century: Power in images

Dates: 19–21 October 2022

Venue: Verona, Italy

See website for details. 

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Human Rights against Democratic Backsliding in Poland

Date: 21 October 2022

Venue: UCL, London

Organised by the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. See website for details.

Bureaucratic Capacities and Responsible Uses of AI

Date: 21 October 2022

Venue: SCOTLIN event, University of Edinburgh

See website and invitation for details of this free event. 

From Colony to Republic: The social history of law in 19th-century Latin America

Dates: 21–22 October 2022

Venue: University of Oxford and online

See website for this free British Academy event.

Arbitration in Britain and its Empire: Developments and Divergences

Date: 22 October 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organisers: Francis Boorman (IALS), Christian Burset (Notre Dame) and Catharine MacMillan (King’s College London).

See website for details. 

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Dates: 22 October–13 November 2022

Venue: various nationwide 

See website for details.

Bazaar Governance: Legal Pluralism and Economic Order in Afghanistan’s Money Exchange Market

Date: 24 October 2022

Venue: Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Sutdies and online

Speaker: Dr Nafay Choudhary

See announcement for joining details and information about other events in this series.

'A Ghostly Presence': Dead letters and the Australian Constitution

Date: 26 October 2022

Venue: online from LIRC, University of Wollongong

See announcement for full details.

Engaging with Government 2023

Date: 27 October 2022

Venue: Institute for Government, London 

See website for details. 

(En)lightening talk with Jade Kouletakis, Abertay University

Date: 27 October 2022

Venue: online hosted by SCOTLIN 

See website and invitation for details of this free event. 

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November

ConnectDNA: Research stakeholder workshops

Dates: 1 & 29 November 2022 and 25 January 2023

Venues: Manchester, London, Birmingham

The ConnecteDNA research project explores the impact of direct-to-consumer genetic testing for people involved in, or impacted by, donor conception. People with experience of donor conception are invited to join these workshops. See announcement for details.

SAFESOC Death in Prisons Conference, Oxford

Dates: 2–3 November 2022

Venue: Oxford

See SAFESOC website for details in due course.

Spaces of Conflict, Spaces of Justice: Between Natural Landscapes and Cityscapes 

Date: 3–4 November 2022

Venue: jointly hosted by Sapienza and McGill Universities at McGill University, Montréal, Canada – call for papers

Please see announcement for details. 

Women, Listening and Law – what does it take to be heard?: call for abstracts

Dates: 3–4 November 2022

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, School of Law, University of Wollongong

Selected papers from the Symposium will be published as a Special Issue of Social and Legal Studies. See announcement for details. Call closes: 2 September 2022.

JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Conference

Date: 4 November 2022

Venue: Allen and Overy LLP, London

Further information will be available on the JUSTICE website in due course.

The Forgotten Foundations of Feminist Legal Scholarship, Part 2: 1985–1995: call for papers

Date: 4 November 2022

Venue: London and online

See announcement for details. Call closes: 3 October 2022.

Can the Law Deliver inclusion?

Date: 8 November 2022

Venue: University of Sussex, Brighton

Speaker: Professor David Ruebain

See website for details of this free event.

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David Bowie and Ideas

Dates: 9 November 2022, 8 March 2023 and tbc

Venue: University of Warwick

Speaker: Professor Alex Sharpe, Warwick Law School

See website for details of these free events.

Places in Transition: SLSA Property, People, Power, and Place stream

Date: 9 November 2022

Venue: online meeting

See annnouncement for details.

Public Law Project: Discrimination law project

Dates: 8–10 and 15 November 2022

Venue: online and hybrid events

See website for details.

Gender Based Violence Conference

Date: 15 November 2022

Venue: online from Northumbria University's Family Justice Research Interest Group

See website for details of this event which is also supported by the Society of Legal Scholars.

The Neglected Decade: Legal Issues of the 1950s

Date: 23 November 2022

Venue: online hosted by Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Organised by Professors Rosemary Auchmuty and Fiona Cownie. See announcement for full details. 

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December

Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Dates: 9–10 December 2022

Venue: Vietnam National University, Hanoi

See website for details. 

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2023

January

Joint International Research Project in the Field of Gender Equality: Haifa, Israel, and Lille, France – call for papers

Dates: 9 January 2023 and 3–6 July 2023

Venue: Unviersity of Haifa, Israel, and Lille University, France

See announcement for details. Closing dates: 15 October 2022 (Haifa) and 15 February 2023 (Lille). 


February

AHRC Engaging with Government 2023: two-day course

Dates: 21–23 February 2023

Venue: Institute for Government, London

See website for details of this free event.


April

SLSA Annual Conference 2023

Dates: 6–9 April 2023

Venue: University of Ulster,  Derry-Londonderry

Further coming soon.

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May

International Conference of the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG)

Dates: 4–6 May 2023

Venue: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

See announcement for details. Call closes: 29 August 2022.

Evidentiary Regimes of UN Treaty Bodies: Perspectives from research and practice – call for papers

Dates: 15–16 May 2023

Venue: Ghent, Belgium

See website for details. This event is organised by the DISSECT HORIZON 2020 research project. Call closes: 15 November 2022.

23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2023: call for papers

Dates: 24–27 May 2023

Venue: hosted online by Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

Please note that this event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2021. See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2023.

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June

LSA Annual Meeting 2023: submissions now open

Dates: 1–4 June 2023

Venue: Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

See website for details. Closing date: 8 November 2022.

Equality, Law and Social Justice Residence: call for participants

Dates: 19 June–7 July 2023

Venue: King's College London

Call for scholars to participate in a sustained three-week interdisciplinary and international conversation on equality, law and social justice to be held in London.This is the first in an annual series of research-intensive thematic residences. See website for details. Closing date for applications: 30 September 2022.

ISA World Congress of Sociology: Session on Transnational Queer Politics and Human Rights, Melbourne – call for papers

Dates: 25 June–1 July 2023

Venue: Melbourne, Australia

See website for details. Closing date: 30 September 2022

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July

Authoritarianism and Genocide: Narratives of exclusion – call for papers

Dates: 10–14 July 2023

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

This is the 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. See website for details. Call closes: 1 December 2022

 

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